So, you’re the new kid in town. Let me share a few memories with you, some of them embarrassing, some inspiring, all of them true and likely to be repeated in one way or another by droves of new lawyers, you included.

Countless “firsts” lie ahead of you: first big closing, first court date, first win, first loss. As you pass through these milestones, just remember – you know much less than you think you do (yes, you read that correctly). If you’re smart you’ll keep on learning about everything you don’t know until the day you fold up your last issue of this paper and declare yourself retired. In the meantime, you can’t climb the legal ladder until you survive your…

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